The Tri-County Performing Arts Center (Tri-PAC) in downtown Pottstown is offering a unique educational opportunity for high school or college groups. If you and your friends, students, and colleagues have an interest in classic drama, read on!
Award-winning, literary and dramatic
Its literary and dramatic quality is unassailable. Yet, Lillian Hellman’s Toys in the Attic rarely is staged because it is so demanding to perform. Tri-PAC is doubling down. To add even more intensity than its intimate black box theater, our Toys will be performed in-the-round, as if we’re right there watching love, greed, envy, economic struggle, deceit, skeletons in the closet and fateful decisions unfold right before our eyes. This is what drama is supposed to be: slices of real life that grab us and give us food for our own thoughts. Performances will be preceded by a special “Prologue” discussion with Director Neal Newman.
Toys in the Attic is a penetrating, powerfully honest study of family and what’s important in life, and not. While it was written in 1960, it deals with depression-era economic and social issues that feel utterly contemporary. It features characters who might be living next door today.
About the Director
Neal Newman has taught and directed at Fordham University, University of the Arts, Cabrini College and the University of Pennsylvania. He trained as a director at Carnegie Mellon and the Guthrie Theater is Minneapolis. In addition to directing off-Broadway, and five seasons of Shakespeare in the Park in Philadelphia, he directed Ragtime and A Christmas Carol for Tri-PAC.
Two Thursday night performances (March 8 and March 15) of Lillian Hellman’s award-winning Toys in the Attic including the Director’s Prologue. Half-price tickets for pre-paid student groups of 10 or more, including at least one teacher or parent. With the student group discount, for these two Thursday night performances student tickets will be $8 and adult tickets $9.